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NateDawg
11-11-2009, 07:47 PM
Got a quick Acronis question for you guys and gals...

I use Acronis for my personal computers as my back up/imaging software. I want to start using for my clients' computers' for imaging/cloning, since I am getting more and more calls and assistance requests reference to upgrading to Windows 7. I contacted Acronis and they stated that they do not have a IT technician-type license for Acronis. The customer has to buy a copy to use. However, they did say that one license can only be used on one computer. What do ya'll (those who use Acronis) do to deal with licensing issue?

iisjman07
11-11-2009, 08:13 PM
I use the 'free' edition - it is released for free for use on Seagate and Maxtor hard drive, but there is a little trick you can do that allows it to work on any drive. For more info see here (http://www.technibble.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9340&highlight=acronis+true+image+free). Well, I say I use that, but really I prefer Norton Ghost

NateDawg
11-11-2009, 08:36 PM
thanks for help. Those suggestions will work for me

Skyhooker
11-11-2009, 09:25 PM
I use the 'free' edition - it is released for free for use on Seagate and Maxtor hard drive, but there is a little trick you can do that allows it to work on any drive. For more info see here (http://www.technibble.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9340&highlight=acronis+true+image+free). Well, I say I use that, but really I prefer Norton Ghost

Actually, there's a free version available for Western Digital drives, too (maybe other manufacturers as well, I'll have to look around). Here's the link:

Acronis True Image WD Edition (http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&type=download&wdc_lang=en)

So, no need to do any slick tricks with the Seagate edition and a WD drive.

topshelfpc
11-13-2009, 01:12 AM
Why carry all 3 versions when one will work just fine?

DanP
11-25-2009, 03:58 PM
How are you using Acronis for Win7 upgrading? The real problem there is the reinstalls, how does the image help? Or do you mean for backup?